I hope this letter finds you, your family and your business well. To say this year has been challenging for everyone, including the pest control industry, would be an understatement. However, in the face of enormous adversity, we have been so inspired to see your commitment to pest management in action. Your communities depend on you to defend their properties from destructive pests, and you’ve gone above and beyond in answering the call with hard work, loyalty and dedication.

This perseverance is just one of many reasons why Syngenta has been proud to sponsor the Crown Leadership Awards with PCT magazine for the past 32 years. These individuals set the standard for showing true leadership in their actions, sparking innovation in the continued fight against pests.

We are thrilled to congratulate this year’s Crown Leadership Award winners: Kevin Smith, Rollins Inc.; Faye Golden, Cook’s Pest Control; Darren Van Steenwyk, Clark Pest Control; Marsha Reeves, Oldham Chemicals Co.; Tommy Reeves, Oldham Chemicals Co.; Grzegorz Buczkowski, Purdue University; and Jim Steed, Neighborly Pest Control. These winners have worked tirelessly to leave lasting, meaningful impacts on their customers, colleagues and the industry as a whole.

At Syngenta, we’re working to support you with valuable resources to help grow your business. This year, we introduced Advion® Insect granular bait, a highly attractive solution for perimeter pests like ants and cockroaches. We recently expanded our SecureChoiceSM brand to now offer learning modules and specialized training opportunities, in addition to our existing assurance programs to control public health pests. All the while, we’ve continued offering the industry’s longest-running savings program, PestPartnersSM 365, to help make planning and purchasing products easier. Even in a virtual landscape, our team is always available to answer your questions and deliver the solutions you need.

Congratulations again to the Class of 2020 Crown Leadership Awards recipients! Thanks for your important contributions in ensuring we can all live uninterrupted by the nuisance and threat of pests.


Pat Willenbrock

Head of Marketing, Professional Pest Management

Syngenta, North America

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